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    Re: 2017: Vintage Lounge and Wednesday Sync

    I'll go with Antaeus for tomorrow...Hope you guys are doing well!!!
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    Re: I wanted a bottle of Moss Breches but ouch!

    Slumberhouse Sova if you can get, is another hay / beeswax giant...
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    Re: Most Undervalued Vintage Frags?

    Vintages from Capucci and Rochas (except Macassar which is expensive) are often undervalued imho - Capucci Pour Homme, R de Capucci, Rochas Moustache etc...
  4. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Just say it - u don't like Creed and are jealous that you wish you had made those three scents yourselves, travelling to the ends of the world, hand picking ingredients, macerating them in a secret...
  5. Re: Have you ever said to yourself " Phew! Thank goodness I don't have to chase that one down".

    Never said that, but waiting to, as soon as I get Macassar...
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Of These Discontinued...?

    David - a collector like you will agree that choosing one from that lot is mighty difficult... I wouldn't keep envy or GPH 2003 or By Man in this list as most others are 80's gems (or earlier).

    I...
  7. Re: Let's Go Back In Time.....What Were The First 10 Fragrances That You Ever Bought?

    Didn't have 10, but the below were there most days, 3-4 at a time.

    Eau Sauvage edt
    Fahrenheit
    Hilfiger Athletics
    Acqua di Gio
    Rochas Moustache
    Gucci Rush
    Gucci Nobile
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th April, 2017

    Vintage Chanel Egoiste edt as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th April, 2017

    Vintage Chanel Egoiste edt.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th April, 2017

    I'm sad that it's already Sunday.

    Sprayed on some wonderful Route du Vetiver by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, vintage ribbed bottle, what a wonderful fragrance this is!!!

    Enjoy your Sunday...
  11. Re: Norma Kamali Incense: Need Help From People Who Remember.

    And to add, it was never an oil, prob perfume concentration would be my guess, but I really don't care, it's such a gem, discontinued like most others...
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    Re: Chanel vs. Dior

    Yes, I do this with all new releases nowadays...
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    Re: Chanel vs. Dior

    From a historic perspective, Chanel.

    From my own perspective - vtg Eau Sauvage edt and vtg Fahrenheit, chapter closed, Dior wins, although I might own more bottles of Chanel...
  14. Re: Norma Kamali Incense: Need Help From People Who Remember.

    ClaireV, the sample CM gave you is the original version, which I sent him years back. Deadidol ran a split and I got a good portion along with buying from another seller from Crystal Forum, who is on...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th April, 2017

    Idole de Lubin edt as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th April, 2017

    Idole de Lubin edt, masterpiece fragrance in a stunning bottle.
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    Re: 2017: Vintage Lounge and Wednesday Sync

    Too late for the sync, as I went with Basala...If not, I would have taken Salvador Dali Pour Homme, it's dark, haunting and many other things in between.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th April, 2017

    JR everything about this fragrance is awesome, one of the best releases from the 90's and m SOTD yesterday. Also, one of the best drydowns...

    I went with Shiseido Basala today.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    I'm yet to try any from this house but those bottles look gorgeous...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Two excellent leathers, Bel Ami is great, Moschino is very good.

    Bel Ami vintage happens to be my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

    Vintage Hermes Bel Ami as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

    Afternoon all!!!

    Vintage Hermes Bel Ami as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th March, 2017

    Lumière Noire by MFK as my SOTD.
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    Re: BNers with similar "nose" like yours

    All the people I have talked to over the years have a much better nose than I, so my efforts of making such a list will be as futile as when I tried to make a top 20 vintages list...Way too many...
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    Re: Best Frankincense scent? Anyone have One?

    I own almost all of the ones mentioned & Sahara Noir tops Bois d'encens (the best though is one u can never find - Norma Kamali Incense).
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yup, that'll be a good one.
  27. Re: Dior Homme Intense has a new reformulation (2017 bottles)

    Finally, I'm waiting for the batch code battles of original vintage DHI vs 2017 DHI, VS first formulation DHI.
  28. Re: Requesting Responses from Basenoters for a Survey on Niche vs. Designer Fragrances

    Question 1. What words would you use to describe the term “niche” fragrances? Most confusing term with regards to fragrances.


    Question 2. What words would you use to describe the term “designer”...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    http://i43.tinypic.com/9hrszb.png
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Excellent purchase!!!

    - - - Updated - - -



    Vintage or not, this in one of those rare late 90's releases that are very good, but not in the "great" zone...Very good but, nonetheless.

    - - -...
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    Re: Aventus for her... Why the hate?

    I think OP is clearly looking for dudes to support the Her version, I'm sure he's trying every women's perfume released with the same enthusiasm...

    As for the thread, FINALLY... I was so bored of...
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    Quite a lot of blind buys turned out to be great finds, one stand out is Lacoste Eau de Sport, Jean Patou / Jean Kerleo creation for Lacoste back in the 60's.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Only in Italy can you find the Idole as a bargain... Great perfume. Enjoy my friend.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    I think this is my first buy in 2017 - Roberto Capucci - Capucci Pour Homme 100ml spray, vintage (obviously).
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow, that is a great haul!!!

    Which Bel Ami version? Cocktail?
  36. Re: What is the "cheapest" scent that you really enjoy?

    I completely disagree. They have 'original" in their name, so maybe "all" other just copied their idea, but just happened to have released the fragrances before Creed could make hand made bottles and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Since moving Feb 1, all I had was l'Humaniste & Bentley for men intense. My wardrobe boxes & other finally arrived couple of days back & I wore vtg Or Black y'day for a dinner. As I was about to...
  38. Re: 15-Bottle Vintage Fragrance Wardrobe Design Challenge

    Bavard - how many wardrobes again - 3 or 4? I'm almost ready to post the list(s)...
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    Re: 2017: Vintage SOTD and Wednesday Sync

    Hate this factor in fragrances - Carven Homme is one that's from my recent purchases that's quite weak too. But it's beautiful while it lasts...
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    Re: 2017: Vintage SOTD and Wednesday Sync

    Lmao!!!

    It sure does... Just the lack of energy being the main reason for me not checking BN...
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    Re: 2017: Vintage SOTD and Wednesday Sync

    Jean Patou / Jean Kerleo's creation for Lacoste - Lacoste Eau de Sport as my SOTD.

    Probably my oldest bottle. I'm leaving for Winnipeg this Wed & I'm leaving so many vintages behind as my moving...
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    Re: 2017: Vintage SOTD and Wednesday Sync

    Agree to the agree above :)

    My SOTD is Cosmair version Polo...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    So I was shopping for some dress shirts going in & out of the Saks, Holt, The Bay etc & mentally was proud of myself - there were many niche counters & The Bay / Sephora on the way had all designers...
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    Re: Today I Bought January 2017

    So I was shopping for some dress shirts going in & out of the Saks, Holt, The Bay etc & mentally was proud of myself - there were many niche counters & The Bay / Sephora on the way had all designers...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    So I was shopping for some dress shirts going in & out of the Saks, Holt, The Bay etc & mentally was proud of myself - there were many niche counters & The Bay / Sephora on the way had all designers...
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    Poll: Re: best jacques bogart

    Without a doubt!
  47. [International] Re: 15 % Off & free shipping within USA / Canada - Min $200 purchase reqd

    Bump
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    Re: 2017: Vintage SOTD and Wednesday Sync

    ^^^ Thank you MM, epapsiou, purecaramel. I'll need 4 fragrances to cover my top 4 - Eau Sauvage, Bel Ami, Nobile, Furyo... I can't ever go thru 4 SOTD's, so in gratitude for all u vtg aficionados &...
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    Re: 2017 Vintage SOTD and Wednesday Sync

    Happy New Year to all my vintage freaks!!!

    Eau Sauvage EDT vtg as my SOTD.
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    Re: Alternative to Tom Ford Oud Wood?

    M7? Totally unrelated in smell to OW...

    Try Woody edp from Arabian Oud - almost similar facets imo (not entirely close in smell though)...
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    Re: Alternaitves to Frapin L'Humaniste

    Nothing more to add - Mythrol's given all valid points there need to be said...

    I would just buy a bottle of l'Humaniste.
  52. Re: I'm purchasing a full bottle of Frederic Malle. I've narrowed it down to FOUR, please help decid

    Carnal Flower or MR off the 4,not a real fan of the other 2...
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    Re: Your Favourite/Ultimate Vintage Chypre ?

    Gucci Pour Homme 1976 is my favorite Chypre - but there are so many great ones to choose from the vintages...
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    Deleanu - wonderful collection, small & simple... Keep it that way, if I could give an unasked advice...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th December, 2016

    Jacques Bogart Furyo as my SOTD.
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    Re: Keep Dior Sauvage or not

    Heard that Chernobyl now has a dome, I suggest u drop Sauvage off there before they close that dome...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Jacques Bogart Furyo as my SOTD.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Excellent thread & glad Santal Noble was to your liking...
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    I have seen a lot of collections over the years & I have a sizable one - but your collection of vintages blows all others out of the park & I think most basenoters, who collect vintages might agree...
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    This one's a killer - where on earth did you find a sealed bottle? AMAZING & I don't say that too often...And where have you been all these days without posting? :)
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    Those are some great great fragrances (& pictures).

    I'll post sometime next year, I swear, I'm really pressed for time. Plus I want it done @ one go...

    Would love to get Djedi, Macassar,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th December, 2016

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!!

    SOTD vintage Chanel Egoiste.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th December, 2016

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to one & all!!!

    SOTD vintage Chanel Egoiste.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    In my books, you have saved the best for the last; hope this is to your liking.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Cinnamon = Christmassy??? :tongue:

    Revillon French Line as my SOTD.
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    Re: Name 2 contenders to beat the KING - Aventus

    I'm curious, was it before to after they sprayed Aventus on wherever / for whatever :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Creed "Animalis Pimenta"

    Creed & vintage together, always makes me laugh...
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    Re: So I found some Yves Saint Laurent M7..

    The original vintage which I own has a often repeated cough syrup accord which, I nowadays don't like (is worst on hot or warm days)... I bought it initially for the collector in me, but having used...
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    Re: Seducting, sexy, tropical fragrance

    That's how my girl friend describes me, particularly when i get naughty (a brown version of the below)...
    ...
  70. Re: When you order a sample - How much ml will be enough?

    2-3ml should be fine.
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    Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

    Excellent buy - another Kerleo / Patou combo...
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    Re: Vintage Wednesday Synch: The V and the Double V

    SOTD: Tiffany for Men concentree - because it's right in front on my wardrobe, so it's easy to grab, although I'm not a huge fan, prefer New York by Parfum de Nicolai which I feel is a much better...
  73. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    At over 400 bottles, I've sort of finally stopped, or rather forced to stop due to (would be) logistical nightmares - my wardrobe is full, creaking (even with the addition of some L-clamps for...
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    Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

    ^^^ Great buy on the Or Black, Ciprian!!!
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    Re: Pulling off 1980s scents today

    Any discussion on 80's without Paco isn't right!
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    From marketing point - yes, I agree too...

    I was at the Square One Bay store y'day or Sat & while walking through the aisles, there are not one, but 3 SA's spraying this WMD into paper strips &...
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    Idiots not just @ Gucci - look at Dior & their naming their last chemical WMD as Sauvage... Shaming the legendary Eau Sauvage in the process... At least the 2 Gucci pour Homme's are good enough...
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    Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

    ^^^ Welcome!!! I strongly recommend that u try Gucci pour Homme 1976 & R de Capucci - different & both offer "more" than CPM, which like you, I love too & own multiple bottles of different older...
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    Re: Vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur Questions

    "I likes" your taste, fellow Canadian!!!
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    Re: Auto Company Fragrances

    # 1 - Ettore Bugatti by Diana de Silva - masterpiece, in capitals, bold and underlined... Look for Andrè Moreau's posts on distinguishing old vs new versions...
  81. Re: Spent two hours at the mall testing fragrances today

    Sniffing so many in such a short time leads to improper judgement...
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    Re: The absolute essential fragrances by Kilian?

    One for sure that I'd recommend is Incense Oud.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th December, 2016

    SOTD vtg Knize Ten toilet water.
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    I bought mine @ CAD $75 couple of yrs back, seller had 4 more, I said, no thank you. If I bought for reselling, I could regret, but I've never gone that path.

    And, I'm with redraider - I love...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th December, 2016

    Hello all, mildly cold (for Canadian standards :) ) - heading for a lunch, wearing vtg Knize Ten as my SOTD.
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs L'air Desert de Marocain

    LDDM, just by a hair - the total bone dry structure is amazing. Jub XXV obviously is a crowd-pleaser too - none from my family or friends dislike this.
  87. Thread: Chanel Antaeus

    by badarun
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    ^^^ Or Knize Ten - both are still good, but vintage versions are no doubt way superior, but these 2 in their current versions are def way better than almost all niche coming out nowadays.

    I...
  88. Re: NEW: Parle Moi De Parfum - New French Niche Line!

    I'm planning to launch a line too - just thinking of what should be a good price - limited edition niche, costing 1999 or 2099 per bottle of 100 ml extrait de parfum concentree cologne toilet water...
  89. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Please redo the test in July of 2017 & assess yourself...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    ^^^ EDP started Sep of this year.

    Tip 2 u - if u get EDT versions of any of the Chanel Exclusifs for cheap, buy them - u "will" make a profit in a years time when the EDT's will sell like "the"...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    EDT I hope???
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    Re: Big, Belching, Birch Tar!

    Vtg Chanel Cuir de Russie was great for what u are looking for...
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    Re: "And my top 5 animalic scents is..."

    No fragrance has been that animalic making it unusable.

    Couple that I thoroughly enjoy with animalic notes apart from the many excellent suggestions are vtg Monsieur lanvin & Slumberhouse Sova...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Revillon French Line as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th December, 2016

    Revillon French Line as my SOTD.
  96. Thread: Tsar versions

    by badarun
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    Re: Tsar versions

    I only own a miniature bottle of the original vintage & it's amazing...When your nose has smelt that juice, it's tough to smell a newer version as the depth will definitely be lacking (as I found in...
  97. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Damn - just read the 7th series again - it's the BOG - so easy, I sort of ran thru it I guess...

    The one I didn't get yet is CPUHS - is it Caron Pour un Homme Sport? Guessed it only now bcoz this...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    You got it in the reverse...Xerjoff & most other fragrance companies are fans of Hednic. They roll out their product, ship the 1st to him & then start regular retail sales after...

    As fyi - the...
  99. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    BB (had to start with an acronym, considering the thread) - wish u had added one set of regular acronyms too - like FWIW etc - but a totally fun thread...
  100. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Same here...One each from level 5 & level 7.
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